The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were among those reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 29 through Aug. 26. The incident report is listed in chronological order.
Incidents and arrests
• Vehicle prowl - At 11:44 a.m. July 30, LLPD was dispatched to a prowl at the 1800 block of North Pepper Tree Lane for a theft. The complainant reported someone had entered his vehicle and stolen a $230 GPS system and $216 of liquor.
• Vehicle prowl, take two - At 6:15 P.M. July 30, LLPD responded to a vehicle prowl at the 1800 block of North Pepper Tree Lane. The complainant reported coming out to her vehicle and noticing items missing in the amount of $727.
• Malicious mischief - At 5:50 p.m. Aug. 4, LLPD responded to a malicious mischief call at the 1200 block of North Fairway Lane. The complainant reported that upon coming home, he noticed his vehicle had egg on the windshield, and his garage door had blue spray paint on it. The complainant provided suspect information, and the LLPD officer made contact with two juvenile boys and their parents regarding the incident. Both juveniles admitted to the malicious mischief, and it was agreed by the parents and at the discretion of the complainant that the matter be handled within the parties involved. Two vehicles on the road had also been vandalized with blue spray paint and the owners were contacted.
• Harassment - At 9:39 p.m. Aug. 4, LLPD responded to the 2100 block of North Harvard Road when a complainant reported that while riding bikes with his four children, a driver of a pickup truck became upset that he had to stop while they crossed a driveway he was trying to pull into. The driver of the pickup was contacted by an officer and admitted to yelling at the man and kids and calling them names, but said he was upset that he almost hit them after not seeing them due to the bikes having no lights. Charges were forwarded for harassment.
• Suspicious person - At 5 a.m. Aug. 7, LLPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane for a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the subject standing outside in the parking lot who reported his girlfriend was a call girl and was upstairs with a customer. The subject made multiple attempts to contact his girlfriend with no answer. Hotel staff asked that both individuals be trespassed from the property.
• Fraud - At 9:23 a.m. Aug. 9, LLPD responded to the 1700 block of North Madson on the report that 16 checks had been written on the business' account fraudulently, all cashed and totaling the amount of $3,473.26. The matter was placed under investigation.
• Burglary - At 5:53 p.m. Aug. 12, LLPD was dispatched to the 19000 block of East Maxwell for a burglary. The complainant reported her home was broken into while she was at work and suspected the responsible party knew her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend, who also live at the residence. Items totaling $2,314 along with medication were taken. On Aug. 13, the complainant and her daughter were able to procure the last name of the female subject involved and identified her through a photo montage. Neighbors also reported to an LLPD officer that they witnessed a vehicle matching that given by the complainant parked outside the residence at 9 a.m. and a man and woman carrying items to the vehicle. The case was placed under investigation.
• Stolen vehicle - At 8:15 a.m. Aug. 13, LLPD responded to a stolen vehicle call at the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The complainant reported she came out to her vehicle in the morning and found it was missing and had been stolen sometime during the night. She said she heard a car start and leave the area around 4 a.m. The case was placed under investigation.
• Rollover accident - At 4:08 p.m. Aug. 17, LLPD was dispatched to North Liberty Lake Road and East Appleway Avenue for a traffic accident. A Kia ran the red light and was struck by a Dodge proceeding through the green light. The Kia rolled over, and a witness provided first aid to the driver, who sustained minor injuries, possibly whiplash and back pain. A traffic citation was issued to the driver of the Kia.
• Warrant arrest - A 16-year-old girl was arrested Aug. 19 on a warrant out of Idaho after LLPD responded to complaints regarding a possible homeless camp near the path that runs along Liberty Lake Road. The LLPD officer went to the location near the trail's intersection with East Settler Drive and found juveniles had made a place to hang out and smoke marijuana. The officer made contact with four juveniles, who were smoking cigarettes. There was a purple Crown Royal bag on the ground containing a glass marijuana pipe. The officer ran the juveniles names and found the warrant. The girl was then placed under arrest and transported to the Spokane County juvenile detention center. The other juveniles involved were released to parents or guardians.
• Guardrail damage, DWLS - A 38-year-old Coeur d'Alene man was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 20 at East Appleway Avenue and North Spokane Bridge Road for driving with a suspended license. LLPD initially responded to the scene of a traffic accident. The man reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and ran into guardrail, taking out about 20 feet in the collision.
• Theft - A 27-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested at 1:54 p.m. Aug. 22 at the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road, where she had been detained for stealing $125.14 in liquor from the store. Officers were also presented with surveillance footage of seven previous incidents in which the woman stole a total of $1,012.89 in liquor. She was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for second degree theft.
• Assault - At 5:09 p.m. Aug. 22, LLPD was dispatched to the 19000 block of East Maxwell Avenue for an assault. The complainant reported being struck with a 2x6 piece of wooden board after taking a friend to check on the vehicle she had left at a home for repairs. He reported sitting in his vehicle and waiting when the subject approached him with the board and wanted to fight. The complainant reported remaining in his vehicle until the subject started to hit his car and cause damage to the vehicle. The complainant tried to block damage the subject was trying to cause to his back window with the board by using his arm. Medics were contacted, and the complainant left the scene. Officers made contact with the subject's wife, who reported her husband had asked the complainant to leave their property multiple times before approaching him with the board. She also reported her husband had left, and she had no idea where he may be. Officers checked the residence again that evening for the subject's return, but were unable to make contact. The subject's wife requested that charges be pressed against the complainant for trespassing.
• Assault arrest - A 50-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 22 at the 1200 block of North Eagle Road for fourth degree assault. A complainant reported that while walking his dog, the accused man's garage door came up, and two dogs ran out and started barking at him. The arrested man then approached the complainant and became threatening through the use of profanity and physical behaviors. The victim reported continuing to walk away and being shoved in the chest with both hands. Officers arrived and spoke to both parties involved. After taking pictures of the victim's chest and finding two large red marks, the accused man was arrested.
• Rape arrest - A 28-year-old man was arrested at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 25 at the 1400 block of North Fairway Lane for rape third degree. LLPD received a report regarding the rape and after investigation and speaking to the suspect, it was determined the crime had occurred. He was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail.
• Assault arrest - A 34-year-old Spokane man was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Aug. 25 at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop for fourth degree assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. Officers arrived and spoke to a complainant, who reported the man threw her phone off the balcony when she tried to call 911 and let the air out of her car tires. When officers arrived, the man had left the area on foot. The complainant advised she was scared of what the man would do to her if he showed back up as he had been threatening in the past. An hour later, the man called 911 and advised he wanted to tell his side of the story. He reported the complainant got mad because she thought he was talking to another woman, they got into a verbal argument and she scratched him on the chest as they were arguing. He showed the officer the scratch, and he reported he then left the apartment in order to get something to eat and cool down. He also reported that complainant accused him of stealing her phone and said he had no idea where it was. An officer made contact with the complainant again and helped her locate her phone. She then reported that the man had grabbed her right wrist and took the phone from her right hand, pushed her down into a chair in the living room and told her he was going to call 911 and tell them that she had scratched him so they would arrest her. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Spokane County Jail.
Unincorporated Liberty Lake
The following report was provided by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office:
• Hikers located - At 9 p.m. Aug. 18, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to two missing hikers at Liberty Lake Regional Park. Family members of the 18-year-old female and 17-year-old male said the two of them left to go hiking around 11:30 a.m. and had not returned. Both hikers had cell phones with them. They were able to call 911 and, in turn, 911 was able to relay coordinates to park rangers on the ground. Air1 was deployed, and with this information, tactical flight officers located both hikers safe within 25 minutes of takeoff. They were able to guide deputies to the hikers and escort them off the southwest corner of the lake safely.
Calls for service
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 29-Aug. 26
Abandoned vehicle 1
Agency assist 1
Citizen assist 4
Citizen dispute 3
Domestic violence 1
Drug possession 1
False report 1
Juvenile problem 1
Lost or found property 3
Malicious mischief 2
Medical assist 1
Message delivered 1
Not classified 5
Property theft 4
Suspicious person/circumstance 5
Traffic accident 4
Traffic offense 24
Vehicle prowl 3
Vehicle theft 1
Welfare check 3
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 29-Aug. 26
Assault IV 2
Controlled substance violation 1
Defective lights 3
Driving without license/ID 1
Expired registration 5
Failure to obey traffic control 1
Failure to stop/yield 5
Failure to wear safety belt 2
Following too close 1
Hit and run 1
Ignition interlocks 1
Interfering with report of DV 1
Liability insurance 10
License in possession/display 1
Minor in possession of alcohol 3
Minor operating veh. after alcohol 1
Negligent driving 1
No stop lights or turn signal 1
Parking in handicap zone 1
Possession of drug paraphernalia 2
Possession of marijuana 1
Providing false evidence 1
Reckless driving 1
Transfer of ownership 1
Use of cell phone 2
Violating intermediate license 1